The first week of the 2021 Fund Drive is behind us. As of today, there is $6,856.00 in the Fund Drive account. These contributions have come from over one hundred generous individuals who decided to take the future of the LINGUIST List in their hands! This is a little over 17% of this year’s fund-raising goal of $40,000. The current amount is regularly updated on our website: https://funddrive.linguistlist.org/. Our hearts are truly warmed by your generosity – a huge thanks to all donors and supporters. If we continue at this tempo, the Fund Drive will be over within 5 weeks!
Last week, our biggest donators were the sociolinguists. This week, the first place in the subfield challenge goes to: Syntax! They have a small lead, and it is clear that with a couple of donations, sociolinguistics may easily take over. Applied linguistics is in third but we definitely see the capacity to move upwards.
As for the university challenge, the University of South Carolina has continuously held the leadership since last week. The University of South Carolina leads both in terms of the combined amount of support but also in terms of number of donors (eight!). The second place goes to Temple University at Japan, secured by one generous donation! In terms of number of donors, the second place goes to the University of Oslo, the home university of three of our consistent supporters. Thank you! To all those who have not yet had a chance to donate – let’s not drag our feet, put your university at the top of the list! For the updates, check https://funddrive.linguistlist.org/university/ .
Most donations come from North America and Europe, but linguists are everywhere. Where are our donors? Check this out: https://funddrive.linguistlist.org/country/
The full list of supporters in this year’s Fund Drive, regularly updated, can be found here: https://funddrive.linguistlist.org/supporters/ Thank you, linguistics!
Please, if you can, donate! Even the smallest contributions count.
LINGUIST List team